Farmed 'Kindai Tuna' output to triple, says Kinki University

Nov 27, 2014

Farmed 'Kindai Tuna' output to triple, says Kinki University

Kinki University, also known as Kindai, expects shipments of bluefin tuna farmed with its new technique to triple by 2020. The school in Osaka Prefecture has developed a way to raise bluefin tuna from eggs to maturity. The meat has been dubbed “Kindai tuna.” ...

Master sushi chef Jiro warns of raw deal from overfishing

Nov 5, 2014

Master sushi chef Jiro warns of raw deal from overfishing

Acclaimed sushi maestro Jiro Ono, who in May served up delicacies for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama, has warned of an imminent sea change in the availability of ingredients due to overfishing. “I can’t imagine at all that sushi in ...

Jun 17, 2014

Saving the Japanese eel

The international designation of the Japanese eel as a species at risk of extinction underscores the need for more controlled and responsible fishing and consumption to preserve one of this nation's long-cherished food cultures.

Eco-labels urged to save endangered marine life

| Feb 9, 2014

Eco-labels urged to save endangered marine life

2013 highlighted the decline in Japan’s fishery resources, with baby eel trading at ¥3 million per kilogram — more expensive than silver — and the catch quota of bluefin tuna being slashed at the December meeting of the Commission for the Conservation and Management ...

Sushi boss wins Tsukiji tuna auction at giant discount

Jan 5, 2014

Sushi boss wins Tsukiji tuna auction at giant discount

Sushi chain operator Kiyoshi Kimura netted a real bargain Sunday, taking home a 230-kg bluefin tuna for a mere ¥7.36 million, a fraction of the price he paid last year during the year’s first auction at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. The auction ...

Curbs eyed for young Pacific bluefin tuna catch

Nov 19, 2013

Curbs eyed for young Pacific bluefin tuna catch

International regulations on fishing for bluefin tuna in the Pacific will be made tighter next year in the face of sharp declines in stocks of the fish, which is highly prized for sushi. In a report released in July, international researchers estimated the ocean’s ...